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[Poll] How do you prefer to fly?

How do you prefer to fly?  

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  1. 1. Do you prefer to fly multiple legs before changing aircraft or you pick a random flight every time?

    • Multiple legs before changing aircraft
      37
    • Random flight every time
      71


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I used to fly a different plane/airline/flight every time, but I realized that this way I don't spend enough time to learn/enjoy the particular aircraft, so I think its better to fly 4-5 legs each time before changing to another  aircraft. Do you have a plan on how you fly or you find it more enjoyable to pick a random flight each time? Just curious.. :) 

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I usually have 3-4 aircraft type that I constantly rotate between. (ATM it is: MD80, A320, Q400 and the 737NG). Any more than that I tend to forget operation procedures (not checklists) such as energy mgmt and arrival profiles/flaps schedules.

So my pmdg B747-400 is grounded for the imminent future.

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Yes, that's the thing. We are so lucky flight simulation fans to have a huge gamut of add-on aircraft to learn nowadays. The only "drawback" of this luxury is that there is usually not enough time to master all of them. It only makes the hobby more exciting to have so many options :) 

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I switch between MD11F, 737 NG, A320, 777, and some smaller SEP and MEP aircrafts. It is hard to keep all the procedures, QRH knowledge and memory items in mind, but it is a lot of fun as it always keeps you busy.

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Neither, nor...!

Each flight departs from the airport I landed at on my previous flight, and I only fly real world scheduled flights on any airline using the same equipment as per schedule taken from Flight Aware, for example yesterday I flew from RCTP to RPLL on Eva (PMDG) Boeing 773 and I am today flying from RPLL to RJGG on Philippine Airlines (FSLabs) A320. It's a constant world trip that never ends and allows me to use all my airport add-ons on arrival and the next time on departure, night or day, and all my aircraft add.ons, my only limitations when choosing my next flight is the type of aircraft add-on availability.

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I generally rotate through my airliner fleet: TFDI 717, PMDG 737, 747, 777, CS 757, FSL A320, MJC Q400, AS CRJ, and now the Maddog.

Having said that, I will sometimes get obsessive and fly a few flights in a row with the same aircraft, but normally I like to vary my aircraft each flight...there’s too many good ones to choose from not to.

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After playing with GA and tubeliners, I only fly the majestic Q400 now. That is enough for me to keep me interested. 

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I usually do several flights roundtrip to the same "base" with the same aircraft before switching to another "base" and potentially another aircraft.

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Been flying turbine duke since it first came out for FSX and P3D. I like to pretend I own this aircraft. I have 6 other a/c in the hangar but rarely touch them.  

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Wow, I actually do a mixture of almost everything mentioned above by my felow simmers.

This weekend for instance, since my wife was out and I had some time off, I did a real simming marathon. I flew five different planes out of six I have installed in my sim. Each flight a different plane. Usually I do at least several (sometimes dozens) of flights in one aircraft type before getting bored and switching to another. So, I must admit that was not easy, as I had to switch my mind between different philosophies, from a regional to a large beast, from yoke to a sidestick. A lot of sweat but I do feel a Man now. :biggrin:

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Almost 100 % GA.  Pistons, turboprops, and bizjets.  I plan my own routes and fly the majority of my flights online at PilotEdge

If the cost of tubeliners were cheaper I'd consider buying something for P3D v4.

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Depending on how much time I have and plan to fly,  I switch between PMDG 737, 747, 777 and FSlabs A320.

I fly real routes all over the globe as per Flightaware schedules.

 

Bill Hagag

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I'll stay on a single type for a few months. Flights become a lot less stressful once you have the time to learn and master a bird's systems. Currently been hopping around in the 738.

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I do a mix of everything really.

Currently on a NA tour in my A2A Comanche, I also have a Milviz Beaver based in Alaska, a Piper Seminole that's parked in Europe, and my trusty old A2A 172 that's at my home base at YPJT.

So depending on how I feel i'll load up a flight with any one of these aircraft. And then I have a few others like the Tomahawk that I can "rent" out for short sight seeing tours from any of my destinations. :happy:

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75% of the time its the XP Lear 25

The other 25% is the VRS F-18

Hardly ever fly anything else

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Complete a circuit back to base before picking another aircraft/livery/circuit.

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I stick to one advanced aircraft for months. I don't have the time or patience to learn them all. I usually just fly one full "realistic" flight per week, on saturday or sunday.

I'm currently killing time with the Skysim DC-9 while waiting for the Milviz B737-200 to be updated for P3Dv4. It is my favorite advanced aircraft for P3D as I don't like glass cockpits. With cargo versions of these I can fly anywhere and keep life interesting.  

The rest of the time I just have fun with whatever aircraft I fancy. My favorite aircraft in the sim is the Robinson R22 (although I wish it had more realistic systems so one could at elast fly it according to real life procedures). Lack of realistic flight model doesn't bother me - I think it's great fun anyway.

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pmdg and Boeing. Smoother transition means no need for countless hours of learning totally different systems = more time flying

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I go on flightaware.com and find a route that I have scenery for and uses an aircraft I have for P3D, 80% it normally ends up being 737/320.

 

I fly that route one way and never do the return, just move on to the next one.

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I cycle through three groups: GA, charter/business aviation and scheduled. I stick with one type until I have the feeling I know normal procedures well enough, which usually takes weeks, sometimes months.

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I always start a new flight from where I landed the last flight.  I then plan the next flight from there, which usually is from 50 miles to 500.  The length of the flight determines the aircraft. Anything under 200 miles I rotate between the A2A GA planes. Anything over that I fly A2A's Connie or the Xtreme Prototypes Lear. I've got others in my hangar from Carenado and Milviz, but I usually pick from the A2A's.  Never fly 737's, etc., because props work better with the Buttkicker and Opus's program for it,  and I never got past my fixation on steam gauges.

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4 hours ago, simmerhead said:

 

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I currently cycle through four aircraft (PMDG 737-600, 747-400 BCF, 777F, and the QW Avro RJ70) on very short haul flights around the UK and Ireland. To be more accurate, the 777F has only just been added to the list, and first flight is currently scheduled for the end of the week.

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Recently I jumped into my Piston Duke and made a big journey along Australian Eastern Coast from Cairns to Essendon/Moorrabbin with stops at all my FTX airports. I learned a lot about a/c procedures and much more about how to use the F1 GTN 750. Then i took the way back at another day and other weather conditions. It was a great experience and I am now quite familiar with GTN 750.

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I currently rotate through 3 biz jets, always start from where they are left. The CX is heading across the pond and down to South America, the LJ25D doing a circuit of Africa and the Mustang looping around Europe at the moment! 

 

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